Parent and carer meal vouchers

We know it can be challenging for parents/carers to leave their child or young person’s bedside to make or buy themselves something to eat. To help with this, we now offer meal vouchers that allow parents/carers to purchase a meal from our inpatient food trolleys.

Please note: Patient meals are our priority. Parents/carers may be asked to wait until after all patients have received their meals.

Meal choice is limited to what is available on the trolley at scheduled meal times (breakfast, lunch and dinner).

The voucher holder is responsible for selecting suitable meal items if they have specific dietary needs.

Purchasing meal vouchers

Vouchers are sold at the Cafeteria in the food court on Level 2 of the hospital on weekdays from 8am to 5pm, and on weekends and public holidays from 7.30am–7.30pm. There is no limit to the amount of meal vouchers parents/carers can buy.

Vouchers cost $7.50 each and entitle the holder to 1 meal from the inpatient unit food trolley. Payment cannot be accepted on the ward.

Cash, EFTPOS and credit cards are accepted at the Cafeteria.

Where can they be used?

The vouchers can be used in all overnight inpatient wards at the hospital. The voucher user must collect their meal from the food trolley.

If parents/carers are able to leave the ward, the vouchers can also be redeemed at the Cafeteria in the food court on Level 2 for meals to the value of $7.50. They cannot be used at Sumo Salad or Hudson’s Café.

The vouchers do not expire, however unused vouchers can be refunded at the Cafeteria on Level 2 on weekdays from 8am to 5pm.

The nurse team leader on the child or young person’s ward can provide more information.

Menu options (inpatient wards)

Breakfast—Cereal or toast, yoghurt, fruit or juice.
Lunch—Hot meal with vegetables or main salad (if
available), dessert or fruit.
Dinner—Hot meal with vegetables, dessert or fruit.

Ward meal times

Meal service times run for approximately 20 minutes.

 Breakfast serviceLunch serviceDinner service
4a7.25am11.45am

(cold meal only)
4.45pm
5d7.30am12.05pm5.05pm
8a8.00am12.00pm5.45pm
8b(a)7.30am11.45am5.00pm
8b(c)7.15am11.45am4.45pm
9a7.00am11.30am4.30pm
9b7.30am12.00pm5.10pm
10a7.30am12.00pm5.00pm
10b8.00am12.30pm5.35pm
11a7.20am11.30am4.30pm
11b8.00am12.00pm5.00pm
11b (BMT)8.20am12.30pm5.30pm

Contact us

Cafeteria
Level 2
Queensland Children’s Hospital
General enquiries
t: (07) 3068 1111